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Politics Renamo soldiers pose in Gorongosa during the party's Congress in January 2019. Photo © Tom Bowker / Zitamar News
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Renamo’s participation in this year’s Presidential elections is in doubt after a senior officer in the party’s military wing said the party’s leader, Ossufo Momade, would be killed if he does not stand aside before the deadline to submit candidates for October’s Presidential election. A [...]

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Economy EMATUM's fishing boats rusting in Maputo harbour. Photo © Timothy Haccius / Zitamar News
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Mozambique has reached a new restructure agreement with the holders of the majority its sovereign bond — bringing forward the amortisation date by two years and paying higher interest rates than the two sides agreed last November, but eliminating a [...]

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Hidden Debts dossier Former Finance Minster Manuel Chang addressing a Frelimo party meeting on 27 February 2017. Photo © Alexandre Nhampossa / Zitamar News
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Former finance minister Manuel Chang will be returned to Mozambique rather than extradited to the United States, the South African justice minister said yesterday, in a ruling which has no reasonable chance of being overturned, according to a South African [...]

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Politics Renamo negotiators (l-r) José Manteigas, Eduardo Namburete, and Andre Magibire. Photo © Timothy Haccius / Zitamar News
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Andre Magibire was today confirmed as Renamo's new Secretary General - effectively the Number 2 in the party - after being nominated by party leader Ossufo Momade at the party's National Congress in the city of Nampula today. Magibire heads up Renamo's negotiating team for military affairs [...]

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Hidden Debts dossier President Filipe Nyusi (right) at the book launch of 'The Great Corruption' by Hélio Filimone, February 2019
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Filipe Nyusi selected Credit Suisse to finance the offshore security contracts in what became known as Mozambique’s ‘hidden debts’ when he was defence minister in 2013, according to a newspaper report based on a letter supposedly signed by Nyusi, asking [...]

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Economy Some of the patrol boats bought by EMATUM or ProIndicus. Photo © Tom Bowker  / Zitamar News
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Mozambique is calling for a British court to rule the guarantee granted by the Ministry of Finance to the offshore security company ProIndicus illegal, the office of the Prosecutor-General (PGR) said on Friday. The country also wants to be compensated, with interest, for all losses it has [...]

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Hidden Debts dossier Former Finance Minster Manuel Chang addressing a Frelimo party meeting on 27 February 2017. Photo © Alexandre Nhampossa / Zitamar News
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A final decision on whether to send former Mozambican finance minister to Mozambique or the United States “will be made once the court process has run its course,” South Africa’s Ministry of Justice said today, after the South African foreign minister said a decision had already been taken to [...]

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Politics Renamo soldiers pose in Gorongosa during the party's Congress in January 2019. Photo © Tom Bowker / Zitamar News
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New steps towards implementing the disarmament, demobilisation, and reintegration (DDR) of Renamo’s men have raised hopes that a definitive peace agreement could be signed by the government and Renamo by April - essential to ensure elections can take place “free from the threat of violence,” [...]

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